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Spring 2017 Undergraduate English Courses: Special Topics

359:201 Principles of Literary Study

01 M4 CAC 12684 DOTY MU-211
  W2       MU-207
02 M4 CAC 12685 DOTY MU-211
  W2       MU-113
03 M4 CAC 12686 DOTY MU-211
  W3       MU-207
04 M4 CAC 12687 DOTY MU-211
  W3       MU-204
09 TF3 CAC 12692 PIETRAS FH-A4
10 TTH8 CAC 12693 LESLIE MU-114
11 MTH3 CAC 15262 TURNER SC-201
13 MW5 LIV 15275 LIPPERINI LSH-B105
14 MW4 CAC 18474 MARTINO CA-A1
15 MTH2 CAC 20337 KING SC-203
16 TTH4 CAC 20334 PAPANICOLOPOULOS FH-A2
 
H1 MW4 CAC 13673 DAVIDSON AB-3200
           

The fundamental concepts and techniques of literary interpretation, with a specific focus on poetry: the nature of poetic language and the methods of analyzing figurative discourse, genre, structure, kinds of poetry; versification and the analysis of meter; the contexts of poetry (personal, cultural, historical) and the poet’s work with tradition.  Readings from a wide range of poets writing in English, including women and minorities, with detailed attention devoted to two particular poets (from diverse historical and cultural backgrounds) chosen by the instructor.

This course is required of all English majors, but it is open to all students who have fulfilled the first-year writing requirement or its equivalent.

Students wishing to become English majors should take 201 and 202 as early as possible, preferably in the sophomore year.

Attendance is expected and required.